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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: A Play Script Review

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The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Review Sam: Did you hear Tom? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead? Tom: Really dead? Sam: Really dead. Tom: Really? Sam: Really, really. Tom: Really, really, really? Sam: Really, really, really. Tom: Really, really, really, really? Sam: Would you stop that? Rosencrantz is dead as dead can be – which is actually pretty dead. Tom: Pretty dead indeed. Sam: But (pauses) they’re […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Character Development

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Character Development Through Archetypes In a previous post, the idea of character archetypes was briefly discussed with the use of a character archetype wheel. These character archetypes are the roles that characters typically fall into as seen in the following detailed wheel: The problem with simply following character archetypes, however, is that many characters do […]

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Thinking Education – An Introduction

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Introduction – Thinking Education Another series of blog posts will begin to run simultaneously with our review categories, technical writing advice, and story drafting. This series is named ‘Thinking Education’ because it gets to the heart of what education aims to develop: thinking. Thinking Education aims to explore are some practical thinking activities. As well […]

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Civil War II – A Graphic Novel

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What is Civil War II and what happened to Civil War I? Civil War II is one of the latest events in the Marvel Comic Book Universe. Following on from the events of the Secret Wars and all the new characters being introduced into the current continuum (such as Ms. Marvel and the Miles Morales version of Spiderman). […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Adjectives and Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs The most common complaint or issue that authors have when it regards adjectives and adverbs is their overuse. Overusing adjectives or adverbs can lead to a form of ‘telling’ writing in which the writer is ‘pigeon holing’ the reader into their world. Look for example at the following sentence: The dark blue […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Dialogue

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Dialogue is Speech Dialogue can make or break a film, novel or play. So when it comes to speech how can you master some techniques to making creative, unique and fascinating dialogue that suspends disbelief, rather than creates disbelief? Here are a few tips and ideas to improve your dialogue writing: Understand Your Characters Characters […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Structure

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This series we will begin by looking at the concept of structure and how to improve structure. If you have been reading these writing posts consistently, you will have noticed that it is strongly recommended you follow a 4-Step Process when writing Essays. The beginning of this process involves planning, and the concept of working with […]

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The Secret To Finding Inspiration For Your Writing

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Finding Inspiration One of the biggest challenges that faces anyone in writing is ‘how can I be inspired to write.’ So often the advice for writers of all levels is – just write and write what you know. But how can writers overcome the dreaded ‘writer’s block’ or get ideas for their writing: from essays […]

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Want To Become A Speedreader? A Guide To Reading Faster

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Ever looked at someone who reads at ‘a million miles per hour’ and wonder how they reached that pace? Have you ever desired to become one of those speed-reading machines that absorb the majority of words and comprehension while also racing through books. Well, in that case please continue to read on and discover a […]